Jackson Holliday Of Stillwater, Oklahoma was selected by Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore Oriole’s future is looking brighter after various failed seasons.
Jackson Holliday is the son of Matt Holliday, a seven-time All-Star outfielder at MLB:
In the MLB Draft 2022, they earned the chance to pick first as they lost 110 games a year ago. Jackson Holliday is the son of Matt Holiday who was a seven-time All-Star outfielder at MLB. In 2022 he is named the Oklahoma prep player of the year. Matt broke the national high school record of J.T. Realmuto through most hits in the season with 89 in just 41 games, while batting .685/ .749/ 1.392 with 17 home runs.
The Baltimore Orioles are known for selecting high in the first round, with at least 100 losses in the three full MLB seasons with Adley Rutschman who is 2019’s No.1 pick making his debut this season. It looks that The Orioles has turned a corner by having together a 10-game winning streak that raised them above .500 for the first time in the season since 2017.
On Sunday night, the first two rounds of MLB Draft 2022 were held. On Monday, Rounds 3-10 will take place while on Tuesday, Rounds 11-20 will take place.
Jackson Holliday was ranked by the MLB Pipeline as the No.2 Draft Prospect and all-around player of the draft:
Jackson Holliday said that “I want to be the best player, and I want to honor the Orioles for selecting me, I am going to work as hard as I can to make it to the major leagues and have a great career for them and for their fans. I am very excited and I always compete.”
Jackson Holliday was ranked by the MLB Pipeline as the No.2 Draft Prospect and all-around player of the draft. This is the first high school position taken by the Orioles. In the case of Jackson, baseball is in his blood, as his father was a seven-time All-Star outfielder. But his family connection with baseball doesn’t stop there, Tom his grandfather coached Oklahoma State baseball for 26 years, and Josh his uncle is also a head coach of the Cowboys.
Jackson Holliday‘s father Matt already knew and had faith that Jackson will get selected first overall, he received a call from Scott Boras his agent. Later he found that Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in Los Angeles on stage. Jackson Holliday said, “He was kind of freaking out, It’s hard to explain what it means. It’s like a video game, honestly. For every video game you play, you’re the first pick. That’s kind of what it felt like, and it’s something that I’ll never forget. It’s a true honor.”